Ezekiel 42-44, 1 John 1• Key Verse: 1 John 1:6
There is a simple phrase that goes like this: “Do you walk the walk or just talk the talk?” The alliteration and rhyming make it catchy, easy to remember. But don’t lose sight of the insightfulness of the question just because it rolls off the tongue so easily.
The apostle John never pulled his punches. He called for a commitment to Christ that included “walking the walk.” To the person who said that he had fellowship with God but lived as if he did not, John’s message was blunt: “You lie.” Read again verse 6: “If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.”
There are two opposite lifestyles from which we can choose. The one is characterized by wickedness and error. John calls it walking in the dark. The other is characterized by holiness and truth. It is walking in the light. For John there was only one choice, and it was to walk in the light as Jesus is in the light. To walk in darkness was not an option.
A Christian’s life should show that commitment. Christianity is not just forgiveness of sins with no change in lifestyle. We are saved not just from sin but to live a life of godliness. Do you walk the walk?
Consider your words. Do they match your life? You can lie to others and even yourself but never to God. To say you have fellowship is meaningless unless your life gives evidence to the change.
Woodrow Kroll & Tony beckett